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Israel Weighing All Options Including Ground Operations In Gaza

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August 20, 2011

The Israeli cabinet discusses all options amid current military escalation, including a ground operation in Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper (Yediot Aharonot) said in its website on Saturday.

The Israeli newspaper said “the forum of top eight government ministers was set to meet Saturday night to discuss escalating Israel’s response to the rocket fire from Gaza.

“During the deliberations the ministers will discuss all options, including a ground operation in the Strip and increasing the pace of assassinations of terror group leaders,” Yediot Aharonot added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli radio quoted military sources as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he gave the military a green light to continue military operations in Gaza Strip.

The sources added that the Israeli military will respond swiftly to missile attacks which resulted in killing one Israeli soldier in Beersheba, including the injury of other soldiers.

Israeli television channel (2) broadcasted footage of Israeli tanks being transferred near Gaza Strip.

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